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We are planning a trip up north, leaving on friday, tonite I'm going back to school in the city, and I was cruising around on my sled, in the water on the creek, just some goofing around, and suddenly the suspension felt really springy, so I jump off the sled and look @ my shock. Well it's collapsed and the bolt is gone, so it isn't even connected anymore.

I proceed to remove the suspension from the sled, and find that the hose that goes from the resevoir to the shock has busted off. Now I have to fix this before friday because we are leaving. So I'm gonna get the shock fixed either tomorrow or tuesday, then fire home, put the suspension back together, throw it in the sled, then I'll be ready for more miles!


This is really weird though, I've never seen a shock hose just bust like that before.



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Today I find out a new hose is 125 dollars.

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going to try and get the old one fixed now. Snow is all melting, probably no trip will occur now.



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got to love the way they overcharge for everything on everything. Doesn't matter what you are buying if you want to get a replacement part now adays it pretty much costs an arm and a leg.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Polaris-Man:

Today I find out a new hose is 125 dollars.

ack

going to try and get the old one fixed now. Snow is all melting, probably no trip will occur now.



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What would happen if you just capped off the part of the shock that connects to the hose and reservior with an appropriate plug? You just won't have an external reservoir for awhile, but at least you can still use the shock for your trip. I can't believe that hose costs that much! Anyway, it may not matter, if the snow is melting, i suppose you wouldn't be going anyway. Good luck!

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I was checking out the weather for where we are going and it isn't supposed to go above zero degrees celsius before friday so i hope they are right. Also I would be going whether they have snow or not cause I actually have a hockey tournament there. So we figured skip school friday grab the sleds and lets go ridin' hope that it works out that way.

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You can't just plug the shock off. The floating piston is in the remote resevoir, if you remove the remote part you have to install a floating piston into the shock body. You could just replace the shock with a cheap one until you could get the fox one repaired. Maybe check an auto parts store for a braided steel brake line the right length, if it had the right threaded ends it would work just fine.


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I'm getting a new fitting put on the end of the current hose/steel braided line, it's gonna be ready to go tomorrow. Then I'll put the suspension back in, load the machine up and then head out on Friday.



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I forgot, I won't use anything but my Fox shocks. No cheap stuff on my machine




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Another thing to check P-Man, go to a farm supply store and see if they have a hydraulic hose that has the same sixe fittings on it. usaully they can make anything you want.


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I'm getting a new hose tomorrow. Found a bunch of shot bearings in idler wheels, figure I'll change those too, the suspension is out anyway.

Both shocks will be rebuilt, all wheels will be good, new sliders are on, the suspension will be able to stay in for awhile after this.



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Hopefully I'll get the hose tomorrow, I got the front suspension shock recharged today, and I greased all the idler wheel bearings today also. I have changed the sliders too. So now all I need is my rear suspension shock fixed, then put the suspension back in the sled. It'll be ready to go then.



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My suspension is quite diff from what your storm had though.

I've got a Position Sensitive shock in there for the weekend, stupid hose is on backorder. Oh well, PPS will work for the weekend.



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